Aug 09, 2016

By Andy Johnson

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Add two more bronze medals to Canada’s total after Day 3 of the Rio Olympics.  We now have one silver and three bronze medals.

Last night, Kylie Masse from La Salle, Ontario won a bronze in the women’s 100-metre backstroke; the first time since the 1996 Atlanta Games that Canadian swimmer have reached the podium for three straight days.  Earlier, Ghislaine Landry had two tries and four conversions to lead the Canada’s women’s sevens squad to a decisive 33-10 win over Britain in the bronze medal match in rugby.

In Basketball, Canada’s women’s team improved to 2-0 after rallying from 18 points down for 71-67 victory over Serbia.  Hamilton’s Kia Nurse scored 25 points for the Canadians.Vancouver’s Vasek Pospisil and Toronto’s Daniel Nestor got by Portugal to advance to the men’s doubles quarter-final in tennis.  Canada’s Eugenie Bouchard was eliminated from women’s singles in tennis, but still has a shot at a medal and an Olympic doubles title with Ottawa’s Gaby Dabrowski.

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